Espérance Sportive de Tunis
Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Arabic: الترجي الرياضي التونسي), also known as ES Tunis, Espérance ST, Espérance de Tunis or simply EST , is a tunisian sports club based in Bab Souika neighbourhood of Tunis, Tunisia. The club was founded in 1919 and its traditional colours are red and yellow. They play in Stade Olympique de Radès, who has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The club is mostly known for its football team, which is currently playing in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 and is one of the most popular clubs in Tunisia.
|Full name||Espérance Sportive de Tunis|
الدولة (The State)
الدم و الذهب (Blood and Gold )
الجمعية الشعبية (The Popular Team)
غول إفريقيا (The Beast of Africa)
|Founded||15 January 1919|
|Ground||Stade Olympique de Radès|
|Head Coach||Moïne Chaâbani|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2019–20||Ligue Professionnelle 1, 1st|
|Espérance's active sections|
Esperance is the most successful Tunisian club; domestically, they have won 30 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 titles, 15 Tunisian Cup and 5 Tunisian Super Cup , all of them national records. Esperance won a total of 50 domestic trophies, more than any other Tunisian football club. At international level, Esperance has won a total of 13 titles, with 8 organized by Confederation of African Football, including 4 CAF Champions League titles, one CAF Cup title, one CAF Cup Winners' Cup title and one CAF Super Cup title.
The club was founded in Bab Souika which is one of the historic neighbourhoods of the capital of Tunisia, Tunis on January 15, 1919 while Tunisia was under the french protectorate. The club was named Taraji in Arabic after the name of the coffeehouse where the founders used to often meet each other. So far ES Tunis has 30 Tunisian League wins, 15 Tunisian Cups, and 5 Tunisian Supercups. At the continental level, the club has won 4 CAF Champions League, one African Cup Winners' Cup, one CAF Cup, one CAF Super Cup and one Afro-Asian Cup, making it one of the most successful African clubs.
In 2001, Espérance set a new Tunisian record by winning the national title four years in a row, beating the previous record of three, set by Italia de Tunis in 1937. They extended this run to seven consecutive titles in 2004.
- Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
- Tunisian Cup
- Tunisian Super Cup
- Arab Club Champions Cup
- Arab Super Cup
- Winners (1): 1996
- North African Cup of Champions
- Runners-up (1): 2009
- North African Cup Winners Cup
- Winners (1): 2008
- CAF Champions League / African Cup of Champions Clubs
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup:
- CAF Cup:
- Winners: 1997
- CAF Super Cup:
- Afro-Asian Cup:
- Winners: 1995
- As of 26 August 2020
- Taraji Wadi Al-Nes (Palestinian Club)
- Title won before Tunisian independence
- FIFA.com. "FIFA Club World Cup 2018 - News - Esperance return to African summit - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
- "Esperance rewrite Tunisian football". 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2019-07-10.